Our first stop after we went thru the small town of Guernsey was the Oregon Trail Ruts. This was really neat. The wagons really left an impact. Bet the environmentalist would have had their heads!
You can see a comparison with Mitch standing down in the rutted area. It must have been a daunting task traveling overland in those days. The indian situation was really not a problem in the early days. You can see forever, when you get over ‘the next hill’. A few of our friends along the way.
Mitch in the back ground
Loved the knarly pine
Tina and Mitch
Looks like large scratches in the rock
Mitch for comparison purposes
Grosbeak and I am thinking Rose Breasted female.
Looks likes a box turtle taking a drink.
Oriole nest started.
Signatures in the cliffs.
Fenced off area.
But we were in a hurry!
We had a mission! One of our traveling sisters, had reached an age of great importance earlier this year. Our mission? Obtain the Silver Haired Pass. Off to Fort Laramie National Park. That was not only fun for us to watch Tina get her pass, but an interesting site to visit.
Ranger taking her money.
She has a really big smile.
Signing the paper!
Woo Hoo - here it is!!!! Look at the face!
She is really looking happy after the event too!!
Here are the barracks.
Back of the barracks - wood pile there!
The post hospital from a distance.
Close up of the hospital.
The buildings from the hospital on the hill.
Then on the way back to the RV Park we stopped at the metal bridge that allowed the military and commerce to make uneventful passage across the North Platte River.
The girls headed back to the tour bus.
Ah, yes tomorrow we are headed to Guernsey State park.